North name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name North mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of North

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  1. According to a user from Sri Lanka, the name North means "A person who knows the right path".
  2. A user from Sri Lanka says the name North means "Knowing the right path".
  3. According to a user from Sri Lanka, the name North means "Chooses the right path".
  4. 2 submissions from Ireland and the United Kingdom agree the name North means "Light of the world" and is of English / American origin.
  5. According to a user from Germany, the name North is of English origin and means "From the North".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun North
  1. That one of the four cardinal points of the compass, at any place, which lies in the direction of the true meridian, and to the left hand of a person facing the east; the direction opposite to the south.
  2. Any country or region situated farther to the north than another; the northern section of a country.
  3. Specifically: That part of the United States lying north of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line.

Etymology: AS. norð; akin to D. noord, G., Sw., & Dan. nord, Icel. norðr. Cf. Norman Norse

adjective North
Lying toward the north; situated at the north, or in a northern direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the north, or coming from the north.
verb North
To turn or move toward the north; to veer from the east or west toward the north.
adverb North
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A location in the northern part of a country, region, or city
  2. The United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War) ("the North's superior resources turned the scale")
  3. The region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line
  4. British statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792)
  5. The cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
  6. The direction in which a compass needle points
  7. The direction corresponding to the northward cardinal compass point
  8. Situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north ("artists like north light" and "the north portico")
  9. In a northern direction ("they earn more up north" and "Let's go north!")
  1. (US) The Union during the American Civil War.
    The lost most battles early in the war.
  2. The northern part of any region, especially:
    1. (Britain) The North of England, a cultural region.
    2. The northern states of the United States.
    3. (Ireland) Northern Ireland.
    4. North Korea.
  3. (politics, economics) A group of countries mainly lying north of the equator, including most of the West and the First World and much of the Second World.
    In economic terms, the controls four-fifths of the income earned anywhere in the world.
  4. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named North

Notable Persons Named North

North Carolina Court of Appeals

North Morgan

He was most active from 2007 to present. North was given the name Constantinos Tserpelis on January 6th, 1980.

North Dalrymple, 9th Earl Of Stair

North was born in 1776. He breathed his last breath in 1864.

North End

North End is an electronic dance music, garage music (us garage), and boogie (genre) musician. Their career lasted from 1979 to 1982.

North Dalrymple-Hamilton


Notable Persons With the Last Name North

Notable Persons With the Last Name North

Oliver North

Oliver North is a fox news channel and united states senate. His military service ended in 1990.

Nolan North

Nolan North is an actor and voice actor. He was most prominent from 1997 to present. Nolan was given the name Nolan Ramsey North on October 31st, 1970 in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

Peter North

Peter was given the name Alden Brown on May 11th, 1957 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

David North

David North is a comics character.

Sheree North

Sheree North was an actress, singer, dancer, actor, singing, and dance. She was most active from 1951 to 1998. Sheree was given the name Dawn Shirley Crang on January 17th, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She breathed her last breath on November 4th, 2005.

Jay North

Jay North is an actor, voice actor, and child actor. He was most prominent from 1958 to 1958. Jay was given the name Jay Waverly North on August 3rd, 1951 in Hollywood, California, U.S.

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    Fictional Character
  • William North
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    Soccer Player
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity North U.S.
  White 85.18% 64.26%
  African American 9.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.84% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name North

People with the last name North are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name North

  • How Popular is the name North? North is the 22,241st most popular name of all time. As a last name North was the 1,766th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name North have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 305 babies born with the first name North in the United States. That's more than enough people named North to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named North? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was North first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name North is Thursday, June 25th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named North born? The highest recorded use of the first name North was in 2013 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Weird things about the name North: The name spelled backwards is Htron. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nrhto. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name North? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 20,343 people with the last name North.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of North? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have North as their last name.
  • North name meaning

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